BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction project management solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers collaboration and communication tools, task management and file sharing.
Users can interact with models and drawings from a web browser, add feedback to images and documents, as well as create markups and redlines. Clients and employees can view, comment and markup designs uploaded to BIM 360 Team.
BIM 360 supports multiple file formats AutoCAD (DWG, CAD), DXF, Revit (RVT), IFC and Navisworks (NWD, NWF). The platform allows user roles and permissions to be managed and controlled by project administrators. A mobile app for iOS and Android devices is available.
Pricing is subscription-based. Support is available via email, over the phone and through a knowledge base.
Ricardo S. Branche: Tiefbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
BIM 360 is a much needed centralized information platform where you can share all the information regarding a Civil Engineering and Architecture project with all the team, or teams, that are participating in such project. I find this tool entirely useful for my projects, because I can share all the information about a project with my team, involving different disciplines such as Structural Engineering, Architecture, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Designers, and, most importantly, the Client Team.
The main difference about BIM 360 and other cloud services is that it allow us to review Autodesk files. Personally, in the projects I've participated, I've used it for reviewing, markups, and comment files from AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS max. This is very useful because you don't have to install an app for using this service, all you have to do is access to the BIM 360 page from any smartphone, tablet, or pc, and you can view the model from that page.
1) Access to the Autodesk files for Reviewing.
2) Saving all the information regarding a Civil Engineering Project.
3) Access to the Autodesk files from any smartphone, tablet, or pc.
4) Interaction with the models without the need of an app, just by accessing from any browser.
5) Markups and comment sharing.
The only con that I can think about is that you cannot edit files in this software. But, since its purpose is just to share information, I don't think that is necessarily a con.
Leonardo R. Branche: Architektur & Planung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
For a designer or a builder is like a never getting old toy.
When I had to tenderized before BIM, it was a whole journey, design on Cad, transfer and convert to sketchup, rhino and Revit, with BIM just attach your planes, and you're good to go and take to virtual reality, what you are imagine as it is.
It will keep improving, don't change the platform with each software update.
Sonya C. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
I've been a user of this software for large projects with multiple trades and stakeholders and find it to be essential for coordination. It's great to be able to look through large models quickly rather than having to use Revit to open each one.
The ability to view and explore 3D models right in the browser as well as the ability to have the 2D sheet view in the corner of the screen to easily identity location within the model. I find the ability to view properties and layers very helpful when looking through models. Clean user interface.
It's not entirely intuitive. You do have to know a little about how the models are constructed with regards to elements if you are trying to show or hide certain items.
Kaleigh M. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Being able to load and download different types of modeling content file types such as .dwg, .ifc, .nwd, and even .rvt. Merging models was extremely straight forward and useful as well.
How easily I am able to add, merge, and store models. Also, it is pretty easy to add members to a model along with understanding what the different membership levels allow.
The cutting planes can be really far from the navigation screen which makes it hard & confusing to use. It would useful to be able to alter the nearness & farness of the culling plane such as in Navisworks Manage. I understand that creating too large of an "area" to be viewed/understood by the program bogs down the model, which is trying to be avoided with GLUE in general. However, the near culling plane is sometimes just not cutting it (haha, I hope you enjoyed my pun). Also, people using GLUE specifically cannot create section planes or viewpoints in the iPad model, which makes the model hard for those using it out in the field that wish to save viewpoints or cut into a section of the building. Also in GLUE, it is nice to be able to lock measurements in the x, y, or z axis, but there is no shortcut to exit this mode and to go back to measuring in a 3-dimensional direction. The only way I have found it possible to get out of the dimension lock is by exiting the model & re-entering. GLUE is a great software honestly, but were pushing for the model to be a lot more user friendly & give trade engineers confidence to turn to the model to answer coordination questions easily. If the program becomes to hard to use or makes the model seem unreliable, then we have an issue. So far, a lot of people love the program, but going back and forth between Navisworks and GLUE, I notice some features in Navisworks Manage that the team would love to use.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Architektur & Planung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
BIM 360 allowed our team to have up to date structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural Revit models all accessible from the cloud at any time. Uploading models can be done simply from your local Revit session. Non Revit users can see a preview of the model. Non-current models that have been uploaded remain on the cloud with the date they were uploaded, allowing for easy recovery in the event of model corruption. Overall, BIM 360 simplifies processes we were doing manually and simplifies project coordination.
BIM 360 simplifies the Revit model sharing process to the click of a button, allowing the internal design team, as well as consultants and client, to be sure they are looking at the most current building information at any given time.
It takes some buy in from the entire team to fully utilize the inherent features (similar to choosing to use Revit as a team) but once it's set in motion it provides some cool benefits.